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North Carolina Field Reports: Scattered Showers Limit Field Work

Ernst Undesser
From USDA June 19, 2017

North Carolina Field Reports: Scattered Showers Limit Field Work

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 18, 2017.

Extension Comments

Julia Houck – Ashe-Allgehany County Extension
Afternoon thunderstorms have hampered hay cutting. Crops are looking good.

Janice Nicholson – Rutherford County Extension
Brief showers this week give the county a break from the heat.

Chris Leek – Agronomist Region
Localized heavy storms with some minor hail damage.

Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension
Numerous thunderstorms and rain events during the week limited field activities. Rainfall amounts were highly variable across the county; however, most areas received between 1.5″-2.5″ for the week. Localized heavy thunderstorms caused some minor flash flooding in a few areas with little to no crop damage. Hay quality is beginning to decline rapidly as unharvested first cutting is over mature. The wet soil conditions have also hindered planting of various vegetable crops.

Robert Hawk – Swain County Extension
Southern Appalachian Summer pattern set-up over the last week with scattered afternoon Thundershowers with .50′-1″ rainfall reported across a widespread area, but some areas didn’t receive much rainfall. Temperatures were near normal with humid conditions.

Joshua Mays – Agronomist Region 9
Dry conditions throughout the region are causing problem. The lack of root system for most crops due to early season rains is beginning to catch up.

Daniel Simpson – Pamlico County Extension
Afternoon showers continue to delay planting of soybeans, but conditions remain relatively dry.

Taylor Williams – Moore County Extension
We had several valuable showers at the end of the week that came just in time for tasseling corn and emerging soybeans.

Gary Cross – Person County Extension
Extreme heat drying up top soil moisture crops under stress due to heat.

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Al Wood – Pasquotank County Extension
Corn is tasseling and looking very good. Most of soybeans look good. Irish potato harvest started this week and cabbage harvest is about 50% completed. Some reports of outstanding wheat yields. Soil moisture is adequate and is keeping the crops from suffering drought stress.

Roy Thagard – Greene County Extension
The area of Greene County missed many of the showers over the weekend, though they were all around us. Topsoil is starting to get dry, especially for corn production and soybean emergence. Tobacco growers are finding budworms above threshold and are spraying to manage suckers and target spot. Most growers reporting 70-85 bu/a wheat harvest.

Don Nicholson – Agronomist Region 7
Rains have improved most crop situations.

Della King – Sampson County Extension
TSWV has hit Southern Part of the county.

Danny Tharrington – Wilson County FSA
The Week of June 4-June 10, parts of Wilson county received anywhere from a tenth of an inch or rain to over 4 inches.

Ernst Undesser
From USDA June 19, 2017